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  • Eat GREAT FOOD in a Mining Ghost Town!

    by southj Written Mar 5, 2007

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    Meers, Oklahoma is a tiny little spot (the restaurant/store is also the post office). It is all that remains of the mining era boom roughly 100 years ago, when prospectors sought gold and silver in the Wichita Mountains. The restaurant has been in business continuously for over 100 years. But don't expect a quiet lunch or dinner, especially on weekends. There is always a line out the door for this place on Saturdays and Sundays. They raise their own Texas longhorn cattle and that is what they serve. GREAT barbecue and huge Meersburgers. You won't go away hungry.

    While you're in the area, take a hike at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (or just drive through). It's a beautiful place nearly unspoiled by humans. Great hiking, backpacking, and nature watching.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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